Tag: expansion

RH Claydon buys Unity Tyre stock and assets

RH Claydon buys Unity Tyre stock and assets

14th September 2018 | 0 Comments

East of England-based tyre wholesaler RH Claydon has expanded its business with the acquisition of agricultural, industrial and specialist tyre wholesaler Unity Tyre.

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VMI Extrusion relocates to Cham, Germany facility

VMI Extrusion relocates to Cham, Germany facility

12th September 2018 | 0 Comments

On 12 September VMI’s new extrusion technology centre and manufacturing facility was officially opened by Karin Bucher, mayor of Cham and Edward Holweg, COO of VMI, in the presence of employees and invitees.

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Test World opening indoor wet and dry asphalt test tracks

Test World opening indoor wet and dry asphalt test tracks

17th August 2018 | 0 Comments

Next month, Test World will open its new temperature-controlled wet and dry asphalt indoor tracks at its facility near Ivalo, Finland. These new tracks complement the new and extended snow and ice indoor tracks that opened in April.

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GRI extends First Industrial Tyres partnership

14th August 2018 | 0 Comments

GRI has been in partnership with First Industrial Tyres (FIT) for over 10 years where the two companies have worked together in the aftermarket distribution of GRI material handling tyres in the UK. Now that FIT has expanded into Eire with operations in Dublin, so has the GRI distribution deal.

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Birla Carbon adding 150kMT of capacity

23rd July 2018 | 0 Comments

Birla Carbon has announced a series of expansion plans designed to raise its carbon black capacity in a number of regions.

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Linglong lays foundation stone for fourth Chinese tyre factory

Linglong lays foundation stone for fourth Chinese tyre factory

16th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Shandong Linglong Tire Co. Ltd. has laid the foundation stone for its fourth Chinese factory. The event, held 6 July ran in parallel with Linglong Tire's "global partners" conference. The new plant is in addition to Linglong’s existing Zhaoyuan, Dezhou and Liuzhou factories. Linglong is building the fourth plant at a 223-acre site in the city of Jingmen in Hubei province.

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Klarius increases UK manufacturing capacity

Klarius increases UK manufacturing capacity

10th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Recent investment has provided Klarius with increased manufacturing capacity for automotive OEM and aftermarket emission control products including exhausts, CATs and DPFs. “Demand is being driven by both the UK market and export growth” states Paul Hannah, Business Development Director. “The aftermarket is changing rapidly and while quality is still very important, once the required standards and certifications have been met, the focus is all on range and availability.

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Chinese tyre makers off-shoring in Southeast Asia

Chinese tyre makers off-shoring in Southeast Asia

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

At the end of May, anti-Chinese truck tyre tariffs were implemented. They included nominal (as opposed to percentage) tariffs at levels that surprised many. As a result, supply shortages and challenges at distributors were predicted. Shuttering of some of the lowest cost Chinese tyremakers is also expected. However, speaking to affected firms during the recent Tire Cologne reveals that many are already prepared to source tyres elsewhere. Indeed, the largest manufacturers have been off-shoring for some time. As a result, virtually all the leading Chinese tyre manufacturers already have non-Chinese tyre production in place. Let’s take a look at who’s got what.

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Wanli considering Europe for $1 billion tyre factory investment

3rd July 2018 | 0 Comments

Wanli-owner Guangzhou Vanlead Group Co. Ltd. has indefinitely postponed plans to invest US$1 billion in the construction of a tyre factory in South Carolina, USA. Now the company is said to be considering alternative locations including some in Europe

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CEAT plans to invest US$500 million in new tyre factory

CEAT plans to invest US$500 million in new tyre factory

2nd July 2018 | 0 Comments

Indian tyre manufacturer Ceat is planning to invest around 40 billion rupees (£442.4 million; 499.8 million euros; $482 million) in the construction of a greenfield tyre manufacturing facility near Sriperumbudur, 40 kilometres west of Chennai. The Times of India reports that the Tamil Nadu cabinet met on Wednesday 27 June to “approve the new project and offered a structured incentive package for the unit, which when becomes operational in about a year, will directly employ 1,000 people”.

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Cimcorp doubles building footprint in Finland production and office expansion

Cimcorp doubles building footprint in Finland production and office expansion

21st June 2018 | 0 Comments

In May Cimcorp, the Finland-based manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfilment and tire-handling solutions, shared construction plans to expand its production and office facilities at its headquarters in Ulvila, Finland. The new facilities will be built on 8,500 square metres of land, bought by Cimcorp in August 2017, nearly doubling the footprint of its current 9,500-square-metre space. The expansion will enable the company to accommodate its continuing business growth with greater capacity and efficiency, as well as incorporate new space for research and development.

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Why Doublestar’s Kumho purchase is a good idea

Why Doublestar’s Kumho purchase is a good idea

6th April 2018 | 0 Comments

15 months after bidding got underway, Qingdao-based Doublestar and its consortium of Chinese banks and investors bought 45 per cent of the South Korean tyremaker Kumho Tire over the Easter weekend. Whatever other clauses are written into the deal, following the release of shares issued for the purpose of the sale, Kumho Tire’s creditors will own a 23.1 per cent shareholding in the tyre maker, down from 42.01 per cent. This makes the Chinese tyre firm controlling shareholders in South Korea’s Kumho Tire.

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Hankook adding truck tyre production to European plant

Hankook adding truck tyre production to European plant

26th March 2018 | 0 Comments

With an investment of approximately 290 million euros, Hankook Tire is adding a truck tyre production unit to its factory in Rácalmás, Hungary. Work on this expansion project – the fourth since the plant opened in 2007 – will begin in June, with production expected to commence in June 2020. The truck tyre production unit will have the capacity to make 550,000 tyres a year, and its opening will create around 150 new jobs.

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ZC Rubber sales up 22%

20th March 2018 | 0 Comments

At the ZC Rubber dealer meeting held in late January, the ZC Rubber reported that its 2017 sales revenue was up by about 22 per cent.

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Test World doubles length of snow and ice test platforms

Test World doubles length of snow and ice test platforms

5th March 2018 | 0 Comments

Well-known Finnish test centre Test World is expanding its year-round testing options. According to the company, this year it is more than doubling the length of the existing natural snow and ice platforms, and introducing asphalt tracks for wet and dry braking and aquaplaning, all under one roof. The new and extended indoor tracks will be opening from April 2018.

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